Universal Robots Programming
Creating Universal Robots Programming
Industry demand for integrating universal robots programming into their production processes is growing every day. Manufacturers are challenged with balancing the upfront investment costs of (Co)robots, as well as the ancillary controls and programming costs to support their operation, with the long-term benefits gained in efficiency and through-put.
A custom manufacturer of tubing and coil for fluid transfer wanted to automate multiple work cells for each of their various product lines. They were faced with having to purchase, install, program, and maintain multiple (co)robots. Which would be a sizable investment.
The PanelTEK Solution
Easily Move Robots as Needed with New Recipe Program
- PanelTEK designed the UR mobile junction boxes to be mounted in every work cell with a 40-conductor cable and industrial connector.
- All sensors/outputs are wired from each particular work cell to the junction box.
- PanelTEK designed and wired an industrial interface that was added onto the UR robot’s controller and wired for all of the robots’ digital inputs and outputs.
- Developing a recipe program for each work cell makes it very easy to move the UR robot from one cell to another by just plugging into the industrial connector. The robot automatically senses and selects the designated program for that particular cell’s operation based on the PanelTEK designed interface.
- This manufacturer minimized their need to purchase, install, program, and maintain multiple (co)robots, by simply installing I/O junction boxes and cables at each work cell. The (co)robots they purchased can now be easily moved from one work cell to another, and be operational in just a matter of minutes.
Beyond the savings from not having to purchase and dedicate UR (co)robots for each work cell, they now have the flexibility to expand their number of work cells, (for new product lines, prototype production, custom configurations, etc.) by simply adding a new program to their existing robots.